People are portrayed here enjoying the respective delights of
nature in spring and autumn. In the right screen it is spring
and an aristocratic lady and her companions compose poetry beneath
the gorgeous cherry blossoms. Some men hold a drinking party on
a hill in the foreground, and women and children collect flowers
at the left. In the left screen it is autumn, where a gentleman
is inspired by the rich fall landscape to compose verses. Servants
prepare a meal for his party, and other small groups make merry
on the right.
The screens present an imaginary landscape rather than a specific
place, depicting an idealized vision of outdoors amusements. The
painter may have been a commercial town-painter, but seems to
have been familiar with the style of Tawaraya Sôtatsu.